The Sudarshana Ashtakam
Composed by Shri Vedanta Desika, Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam consists of 8 Shlokas is dedicated to Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu. As a weapon to Lord Vishnu, Lord Sudarshana protects the universe and all its contents. Those who chant Sudarshana Ashtakam with devotion will fulfill all his desires and will be able to remove any obstacles in life.
Traditionally people used to recite this in homes when some falls ill, specially during high fever.
प्रतिभटश्रेणि भीषण वरगुणस्तोम भूषण जनिभयस्थान तारण जगदवस्थान कारण ।All the enemies of Lord’s ( Vishnu ) devotees run away from your fear. All the auspicious things find home in you. Your worshipper free themselves from the cycle of Birth and Death and cross the Ocean of Samsara easily. You stabilize the Entire Universe. You free everyone from their sins who seek your refuge. You bless everyone with knowledge of righteous conduct in Vedas. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
निखिलदुष्कर्म कर्शन निगमसद्धर्म दर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
शुभजगद्रूप मण्डन सुरगणत्रास खन्डन शतमखब्रह्म वन्दित शतपथब्रह्म नन्दित ।Dear Lord Sudarshana, you are a precious decoration to the hands of Lord Vishnu, the one who has the whole universe as his body. All the Devatas are free from the fear of Asuras only because of you. Lord Indra and Lord Brahma worship you. The Satapata Brahmana of Shukla Yajur Veda pays tribute to you. Scholars seek your help in overcoming their contestants. According to Ahirbudhnya Samhita, Ahirbudhnyan(Sivan) worships you to see your beauty with his own eyes. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
प्रथितविद्वत् सपक्षित भजदहिर्बुध्न्य लक्षित जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
स्फुटतटिज्जाल पिञ्जर पृथुतरज्वाल पञ्जर परिगत प्रत्नविग्रह पतुतरप्रज्ञ दुर्ग्रह ।You are the one who shines like an assembly of lightings covering you like a cage . You are the one who is surrounded by forms of Lord Vishnu. The Satapata Brahmana of Shukla Yajur Veda pays tribute to you. Even the great scholars find it difficult to understand your glory in full extent. The sixteen weapons that you have are there to serve you, this sight is beautiful. You rescue those who seek your protection. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
प्रहरण ग्राम मण्डित परिजन त्राण पण्डित जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
निजपदप्रीत सद्गण निरुपधिस्फीत षड्गुण निगम निर्व्यूढ वैभव निजपर व्यूह वैभव ।You are the one under whose feet, the righteous people are firmly attached. The Six Kalyaana gunas- Knowledge, Power, Strength, Wealth, Heroism and Effulgence- find home in you. The vedas also glorify you. You have the forms of Param and Vyuham . You bring down the fear of foes of Lord Indra. You are the reason behind burning down the Shiva’s city Kashi into ashes. You were at the tip of Shiva’s arrow when he was busy destroying Tripuraasura. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
हरि हय द्वेषि दारण हर पुर प्लोष कारण जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
दनुज विस्तार कर्तन जनि तमिस्रा विकर्तन दनुजविद्या निकर्तन भजदविद्या निवर्तन ।Dear Lord Sudarshana! You are the one who stop growth of Asuras and destroy them. You are like the Sun lighting up the Samsara which was like a dark night before. You remove all the false knowledge from the minds of your devotees. All the Devas celebrate your powerful actions and experience joy. You are the one who fight against the enemies of your devotees by revolving and rotating. May everyone prosper! Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
अमर दृष्ट स्व विक्रम समर जुष्ट भ्रमिक्रम जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
प्रथिमुखालीढ बन्धुर पृथुमहाहेति दन्तुर विकटमाय बहिष्कृत विविधमाला परिष्कृत ।
स्थिरमहायन्त्र तन्त्रित दृढ दया तन्त्र यन्त्रित जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ।।
Dear Lord Sudarshana! You give Darshan to your devotees with your one foot placed forward and other following it. Your position is beautiful to behold. You are surrounded by magnificent and fearsome weapons. You conquer everyone from Maaya caused by Asuras and remain unaffected from such illusions. Beautiful flower garlands increase your natural beauty. You compassionate with your devotees and bless them when they worship you using Yantra and Mantra. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
महित सम्पत् सदक्षर विहितसम्पत् षडक्षर षडरचक्र प्रतिष्ठित सकल तत्त्व प्रतिष्ठित ।
विविध सङ्कल्प कल्पक विबुधसङ्कल्प कल्पक जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
Dear Lord Sudarshana of prime Gunaas! The real wealth is true knowledge about your Lord ( Vishnu). When anyone seek refuge to your holy feet, you bless them with unperishable wealth of Moksham. Devotees who recite your Mantra gain huge wealth. Devotess worhip you through Yantra formed by two Intersecting traingles. You reside in all creations of Vishnu. You are powerful enough to complete whatever you decide. Thus you are a Satya Sankalpa and serve as divine Kalpaka tree granting everything that a devotee wants. Lord Sudarshana you Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
भुवन नेत्र त्रयीमय सवन तेजस्त्रयीमय निरवधि स्वादु चिन्मय निखिल शक्ते जगन्मय ॥
अमित विश्वक्रियामय शमित विश्वग्भयामय जय जय श्री सुदर्शन जय जय श्री सुदर्शन ॥
Lord Sudarshan, you are the eye of Universe! You are the form of three Vedas and three fires of Yaagas- Gaarhapatyam, Ashavaneeyam and Dakshinagni! You are a form of true knowledge. You are in every form of Universe. Devotees worhip you by doing sacrificial rituals. You destroy all the fears and illness of those who worship you from all directions. Victory to You Lord Sudarshana! Victory to you Shri Sudarshana!
द्विचतुष्कमिदं प्रभूतसारं पठतां वेङ्कटनायक प्रणीतम् ।
विषमेऽपि मनोरथः प्रधावन् न विहन्येत रथाङ्ग धुर्य गुप्तः ॥
Those who recite these 8 verses in praise of Lord Sudarshana composed by Venkatnatha known as Vedantha Desikan have the fulfillment of all thier wishes. Powers of Lord Sudarshana will make all wishes come true and all the obstacles will fade away.